The aviation legislation applicable to the Isle of Man consists of our own national legislation and specific UK and EU legislation which we have chosen to apply to the Island. The Isle of Man is not a member of the European Union.
As a Crown Dependency of the United Kingdom (UK), the Isle of Man falls within the UK’s ratification of the Chicago Convention.
Primary Legislation provides our legal basis, and you can get further detail by clicking on the hyperlinks below:
|Civil Aviation Act 1982 - Details the powers to regulate|
|Airports and Civil Aviation Act 1987 - Details the powers to apply UK and EC aviation legislation to the Isle of Man|
The Civil Aviation (Procedure) Regulations are applied to the Island by the Civil Aviation (Subordinate Legislation) (Application) Order 2006.
A consolidated ‘as applied’ and ‘as amended version of the legislation has been prepared to provide stakeholders with easy reference working copy.
This can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlink below:
Civil Aviation (Procedure) Regulations 1991 - Regulation for the conduct of the Department.
The Civil Aviation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2020 is made by the Island’s Parliament under section 11B and 11I of the Airports and Civil Aviation Act 1987.
Civil Aviation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2020 - provisions for the conduct of the Department.
Provides the legal requirements for civil aviation operations.
This document has been prepared to provide stakeholders with an updated and easy to read reference copy of the Air Navigation (Isle of Man) Order 2015, as amended by the Air Navigation (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 2016, which can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlink below:
|The Air Navigation (Isle of Man) Order 2015 (as amended) - Easy Reference Document|
The ‘easy reference’ document above is not an official copy of the legislation and in some cases the format has been adjusted in order to make it easier to read and for reference purposes.
You must refer to the original source material for an exact copy of the legislation which can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlinks below:
|Air Navigation (Isle of Man) Order 2015 - Original version|
|Air Navigation (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 2016 - 2016 amendment|
|Air Navigation (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 2020 - 2020 amendment|
The following is applied to the Island by the Civil Aviation (Subordinate Legislation) (Application) Order 2006.
Consolidated ‘as applied’ and ‘as amended versions of the legislation have been prepared to provide stakeholders with easy reference working copies. These can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlinks below:
|Aeroplane Noise Regulations 1999 - Requirements and process for noise certification of propeller driven and subsonic jet aeroplanes|
|Air Navigation (General) Regulations 2006 - Amplifies certain content of the Air Navigation (Isle of Man) Order|
|Civil Aviation (Insurance) Regulations 2005 - Minimum insurance in respect of liability for passengers, the associated duties of applicants and the Department|
|Civil Aviation (Births, Deaths and Missing Persons) Regulations 1948 - Requirements to report births deaths and missing persons on Isle of Man registered aircraft|
|Air Navigation (Environmental Standards) Order 2002 - Requirements for noise and emissions certification for helicopters and supersonic aeroplanes|
|Civil Aviation (Investigation of Air Accidents and Incidents) Order 2019 - Procedures and processes for air accident and serious incident investigation|
|Mortgaging of Aircraft Order 1972 - Processes for the registration of mortgages for Isle of Man registered aircraft|
The Aviation (Cape Town Convention) (No 2) Order 2016 applies the International Interests in Aircraft Equipment (Cape Town Convention) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/912) to the Isle of Man and implements the Cape Town Convention which is an international treaty intended to standardise transactions involving moveable property.
A consolidated ‘as applied’ and ‘as amended’ version of the order has been prepared to provide stakeholders with easy reference working copy. This can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlink below:
A complete list of Permissions, Exemptions and/or Approvals that have been issued in relation to the Isle of Man legislation are available on the Isle of Man Civil Aviation Administration web site.
Those applicable to 'M' Reg aircraft, wherever they may operate, are available to download below:
Isle of Man 'M' Registered Aircraft Operating Globally
|Exemption 2020/104||HAND SANITISER|
|Exemption 2020/103||LIFERAFTS - AEROPLANES|
|Exemption 2020/102||CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE TO SERVICE – SPECIFIED MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES|
|Exemption 13/2020||AERODROME OPERATING MINIMA|
|Exemption 15/2019||MAINTENANCE CHECK FLIGHTS|
|Exemption 07/2019||REVOKED AND INCORPORATED IN EXEMPTION 2020/103 LIFERAFTS - AEROPLANES|
|Exemption 04/2019||SUPPLEMENTAL OXYGEN|
|Exemption 17/2018||QUALIFIED OWNERSHIP|
|Exemption 19/2016||THE CARRIAGE OF MUNITIONS OF WAR AND SPORTING WEAPONS IN UNACCOMPANIED PASSENGER BAGGAGE|
|General Approval 2021/009||ISSUE OF A CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE TO SERVICE|
|Exemption/Approval 2021/004||TRANSITIONAL AIRCRAFT|
View The Civil Aviation (Charges) Scheme 2021 in full.